Lessons for the new school year including plans for icebreakers, business basics, and absolute beginners.
On this page, you’ll find a wealth of theoretical and practical resources designed to help ease you into the new school year and make the most of the back-to-school weeks. Whether you need to break the ice with your new groups, find ideas for the first classes or simply get some inspiration, we’ve got all you need to give you a stress-free start!
This section contains a series of twenty step-by-step ESOL lesson plans by Frances Marnie designed for beginner-level students with little or no knowledge of English.
A series of lesson plans focusing on functional and situational English designed to help elementary-level students get started learning Business Basics.
A set of lesson plans and worksheets for use in first lessons in business English.
Students discuss what qualities are important in a friend and do a questionnaire about friendship.
In this lesson, students will describe their first impressions of people and what they notice about appearance and personality.
Methodology, tips and stories
Melissa Martin's article offers tips on how to approach teaching a first lesson with a new group.
Prepare yourself for an influx of new students with twenty exciting activities to kick off the new term in style.
Lindsay Clandfield provides six tried and tested speaking activities perfect for your first day with a new class.
The first podcast in the Onestop Phonics series for young learners focuses on the letter A. For a complete lesson plan with student worksheets and character flashcard, please go to http://www.onestopenglish.com/section.asp?sectionType=listsummary&catid=59961.